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Soccer academy showdown: Lorain County sites considered

from, Morning Journal (2-6-05)

 

LORAIN - The city of Lorain could know tomorrow whether it was selected as the site of a soccer training center and school that could attract young soccer players from all over the United States and other countries, according to Safety-Service Director Craig Miller.

 

 

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Great! I think this is a cool little thing for the area to have.  Now we just need convince Wolstein's heirs to bring that MLS team that they want to Brown's Stadium, and we're set for soccer.  Isn't CSU starting up a soccer program?  Growth sport, it would seem.

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Yes, in Summit County.  Or rather, he wanted someone to build a stadium for him, and he thought Summit County might pony up.

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CSU just began a women's soccer team.  Krenzler Field is undergoing a renovation that includes next gen astroturf and a temporary inflatable air-supported dome in  order to allow teams to practice in the winter.

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The whole world at his feet

World-class goalie kept his sights set on Northeast Ohio

By launching The Premier Soccer Academy in Lorain, Brad Friedel comes home and brings the world with him

 

Michelle Payne

The Chronicle-Telegram

 

LORAIN - Get ready for some football — the world’s game is coming to Lorain County.

English Premier League goalie and Bay Village native Brad Friedel announced Monday that he had purchased a portion of the Emerald Valley Country Club, where he plans to build a world-class soccer academy.  Friedel looked around the country for a place to build what he said would be the first soccer academy in the United States before finally scoring a goal in Lorain. Sites both in and outside Ohio were considered before he decided Northeast Ohio was the ideal location.

http://chronicletelegram.com/Daily%20Pages/Front/Html/Head4.html

 

 

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From the 12/17/05 Lorain Morning Journal:

 

 

Soccer academy plans moving forward

MIKE SAKAL, Morning Journal Writer

12/17/2005

 

LORAIN -- Plans for the Brad Friedel Soccer Academy at 4397 Leavitt Road will move forward in spring 2006 and an opening for the 24-acre complex will be in 2007, Lorain County Commissioner Ted Kalo said yesterday.

 

Soccer Ventures LLC, formed by Premier Soccer Academies, closed the deal this week to purchase about 24 acres from the Scott and Fred Ritenauer families of Lorain for $677,500, according to the Lorain County Transfer Office.

 

 

http://www.morningjournal.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15772421&BRD=1699&PAG=461&dept_id=566374&rfi=8

 

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agreed. yeah, it was all the last undeveloped pieces of land in the city. they were left that way on purpose by the old landowners, but thats all out the window these days. too bad the developed land use is so suburban style, what a wasted opportunity by lazy make-a-quick-buck developers and their cookie cutter strip plazas & houses.

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Club ready to dig in, get started

Brad Friedel’s elite program will break ground May 26

 

Joseph Medici

The Chronicle-Telegram

After a year of planning, administrators from the Brad Friedel Premier Soccer Academy are ready to break ground on the $9 million facility in Lorain.

 

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Hey don't knock it. We used to go to the Chipotle at Easton for lunch frequently. One one occassion the person in front of us on line was Brian McBride. Steak burritos=great soccer players.

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everyone has got to read this, don't you just love it (i mean friedel's attitude and commitment)?:

 

 

Kick start

KATE GIAMMARISE, Morning Journal Writer05/25/2006

 

Brad Friedel is a man on a mission. He's out to change the face of soccer in the United States, starting Friday.

 

 

That is when ground will be broken for Brad Friedel's Premiere Soccer Academy, a facility that will train teenage players from around the world. It is tenatively scheduled to open in the fall of 2007.

 

 

 

 

©The Morning Journal 2006

 

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From the 1/14/07 Lorain Morning Journal:

 

 

Brad Friedel's soccer academy taking shape in Lorain

By: JENNIFER BRACKEN, Morning Journal Writer

01/14/2007

 

And it's starting in Lorain.

 

This summer, the not-for-profit Brad Friedel's Premier Soccer Academy will open on Lorain's growing west side, giving talented players around the globe access to professional training and education, regardless of economic and social background. And while 25 boys will live at the Lorain academy during the school year, the extra programming - which includes camps, training sessions and tournaments - will impact as many as 12,000 youths, both male and female.

 

 

jbracken@morningjournal.com

 

http://www.morningjournal.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=17717022&BRD=1699&PAG=461&dept_id=566374&rfi=8

 

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From the 2/22/07 Elyria Chornicle-Telegram:

 

 

Soccer Academy in Lorain gets 12 students

Shawn Foucher

The Chronicle-Telegram

 

LORAIN — Twelve boys from across the globe will become the first athletes to enroll in a new soccer academy opening this year in Lorain, and one of the boys is a Northeast Ohio native, academy officials said Wednesday.

 

As Premiere Soccer Academy nears the final phases of construction at its massive Leavitt Road facility, academy officials are hurrying to fill the 24 positions that will be offered to standout soccer players.

 

 

http://www.chroniclet.com/2007_Archive/02-22-07/Daily%20Pages/022207head8.html

 

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News

 

Lorain soccer academy keeps facility in use

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

 

By ALAN INGRAM

aingram@MorningJournal.com

 

LORAIN — The poor economy may have impacted Brad Friedel's Premier Soccer Academies, but the facility will not sit idle. Different groups are renting PSA's fieldhouse for about 840 hours from October through March, Chief Operating Officer Craig Umland said.

 

Post edited 9-4-09 to comply with terms of use

 

URL: http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2009/08/05/news/mj1427591.prt

 

© 2009 morningjournal.com, a Journal Register Property

 

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Soccer academy up for auction

Published: Wednesday, April 06, 2011

By MORNING JOURNAL STAFF

news@MorningJournal.com

 

ELYRIA — The former Brad Friedel Premier Soccer Academy, in Lorain, will be auctioned in a sheriff’s sale on April 27 for $7.126 million, according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office website.

 

Premier Soccer Academies was built as a residential soccer academy on Leavitt Road and opened in 2007. The academy offered full year-round scholarships to athletes ages 12 to 18, the first of its kind in the country. However, the $11 million soccer facility depended on business sponsorships that dried up as the national economy stalled.

 

A foreclosure was filed in 2009 against Friedel on the property by RBS Citizen’s National Bank, which is listed on the sheriff’s sale, stating Friedel owes more than $8.18 million on the property...

 

http://morningjournal.com/articles/2011/04/06/business/mj4358486.txt

 



No takers for Lorain soccer academy at sheriff’s sale

Filed by Brad Dicken April 28th, 2011 in Top Stories.

 

 

ELYRIA — There were no takers for Brad Friedel’s former soccer academy in Lorain at a sheriff’s sale Wednesday for the foreclosed property.

 

The starting bid on the sprawling complex was a little more than $4.8 million, far shy of the approximately $9.5 million that Friedel owes to creditors for the $10 million facility that opened to much fanfare in 2008.

 

Lorain County Sheriff’s Lt. William Davis said he was disappointed the 30-acre property didn’t sell because that means the sheriff’s Civil Office will likely have to go through the time and expense to put it up for sale again.

 

“We’d have liked to have it done and out of the way,” Davis said...

 

http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2011/04/28/no-takers-for-lorain-soccer-academy-at-sheriffs-sale/

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